Coast Guard medevacs sailor from Navy ship in Atlantic

Coast Guard medevacs sailor from Navy ship in Atlantic – A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevacs a man from a U.S. Navy vessel off the Virginia coast, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The man was taken to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Va.

USS Somerset and Coast Guard chopper

Senator Tommy Norment’s alleged dalliances with DUI client’s friends led to extortion attempt; senator called in the FBI

RICHMOND, VA. In a case which will likely be studied at law schools and in continuing education courses for attorneys at Bar Association Conventions (that is how they get to write off their taxes attendance at resorts) one Virginia lawyer has gone unnamed as the victim by federal prosecutors. That lawyer was promptly outed by a newspaper as Virginia State Sen. Thomas “Tommy” K. Norment of Williamsburg, Va..

The lawyer, referred to by the federal prosecutors only as (T.N.), having represented Christopher J. Burruss, a DUI driver in court, the relationship during and after the case progressing through New Kent County, Virginia courts, apparently led to allegations in an email extortion attempt of some serious socializing between the client, the lawyer and a couple of women.

The information provided by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney don’t give exact details of the involvement but the reader can rest assured the affair likely included a bar, politicians, booze, perhaps a motel room and well…you can just imagine an episode of a scandal-laden cable TV show like House of Cards and one might have the entire picture.

Norment with McDonnell

Maryland’s Own Maddoff: Patrick J. Belzner aka Patrick McCloskey pleads guilty massive investor fraud

Instead, Belzner admitted that he directed McCloskey to remove the investors’ funds soon after they had been deposited into the escrow account. Belzner and McCloskey then used the stolen funds to pay for their personal and business expenses, as well as to make partial repayments to earlier lenders, to pay fees to some of the victim investors to keep them from demanding the return of their money, and to pay the loan broker for its supposed work and expenses in attempting to locate financing sources.


Ben Bradlee dead at 93

At lunch in Trader Vic’s in Washington DC in 1995, hosted by Bradlee for the purpose of giving his view on government to two newly elected Republican St. Mary’s County Commissioners, Larry Jarboe and Chris Brugman, Bradlee had a lot to say about the GOP takeover of Congress in the previous year’s election.
One thing that he said that stood out in my mind was that with so many Republicans elected to Congress and the dramatic shift of GOP being in charge of Congress for the first time in forty years, that there would be plenty for reporters to write about.
“They will be able to come to work and fill their lunch buckets every day,” Bradlee said.

Bradlee at SMCity 2003

Murder USA: No honor among thieves, Robert Thomas Smith charged with murder of his burglary gang gal-pal

An earlier criminal charge of drug distribution for incidents which allegedly took place on Nov. 21, 2010 resulted in the Cecil County States Attorney dropping the charges on Sept. 9, 2011. Smith had been arrested by Rising Sun Police Officer First Class Dan Stickney. Following filings by the Public Defender for the prosecution to provide access to the state chemist to validate the alleged drugs, a motion for a speedy trial and for discovery of evidence, and the Cecil prosecutors folded and dropped the charges.

On Nov. 15, 2011, Smith and Engelberth and a third co-defendant were charged by Maryland State Trooper Chad E. Warner with burglary, rogue and vagabond and theft by warrant in District Court for incidents dating from Oct. 31, 2011 to Nov. 1, 2011. The case was forwarded to Circuit Court for a jury trial and Smith was represented by another Public Defender, E. B. Fockler IV. (See above)

The most recent criminal charges against Smith prior to the murder charges, came on Sept. 9, 2014 when he was charged in Cecil County District Court with five criminal charges including theft, credit card theft, theft by counterfeit, identity theft and use of another’s credit card. The charges were placed by Detective William Sewell. A trial date is set for Dec. 8, 2014.

Robert Thomas Smith Burglary Gang now with a murder

Metro Police Beat: transit cops seek identity of RED LINE FLASHERS

The incidents appear to be unrelated. However, Metro Transit Police have identified an increase in indecent exposure reports in the past two months.

“Indecent exposure cases can be a gateway crime to more serious sexual misconduct, which is why we have placed a priority on advancing these investigations,” said Metro Transit Police Chief Ron Pavlik. “We are absolutely committed to keeping Metro a safe space for all riders.”

Red Line Flashers

Federal Judge reveals fortune cookie for Chinese national: NASA worker had U.S. technology on take-out orders to China; will spend 15 months in slammer

During the latter part of 2003 and into early 2004, in an effort to obtain technological components for use by Allray, Huang falsely represented to three U.S. companies that he was employed by NASA and was working on a joint project between NASA and Allray. No such joint project existed. The components which Huang sought included cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) and mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) wafers, considered dual-use technology subject to U.S. export controls. These products were unrelated to Huang’s former work at NASA.

In order to make it appear as though NASA was involved in procuring these products, Huang directed that purchased items be shipped to an associate employed at Goddard; used a Goddard e-mail account to communicate with the companies and subsequently redirect e-mails to his personal e-mail account; faxed (or had faxed) a purchase order from a number associated with Goddard; and presented his former business card to companies that identified him as a contract employee of NASA/Goddard.

In late October 2003, as a result of his false representations, Huang obtained five CZT wafers from Company 1 and four silicon wafers from Company 2. Huang directed his associate working at Goddard to ship two of the CZT wafers to Company 2 so it could apply a specific growth process to add a layer of MCT to the wafers. Huang also directed his associate to buy 10 additional CZT wafers for $10,620 from Company 3.

Company 3 subsequently determined that Allray was a Chinese company headed by Huang, and that the shipping/billing address provided for the purchase was a residential address. Accordingly, Company 3 did not sell the CZT wafers, and the MCT wafers were never manufactured. If successful, the MCT growth process requested by Huang would have fabricated a type of infrared detector suitable for military applications, such as night vision and missile detection, that would have been controlled for export to China. The 10 CZT wafers sought from Company 3 were similarly controlled for export.


Crooked police dispatcher dispatched to prison for text bribery scheme with tow truck operator

Between February 2011 and December 2013, Parsley operated a bribery scheme through which she collected weekly payments totaling more than $35,000 from three tow truck operators, now her co-defendants, in exchange for providing them with certain confidential information, including accident and disabled vehicle locations, and the personal identifying information of accident victims. Parsley did this by secretly sending text messages from her personal cellphone, in a purposeful end-run around PPD policies and procedures. In this way, the defendant provided an unfair economic advantage to her bribers, at the expense of other tow truck operators who relied on the proper functioning of the PPD’s rotational towing program

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G-Men and area cops report indictments of murderous gang of MS 13 gang; that lucky number 13 for 13 defendants may lead to death penalty…won’t that be lucky!

The indictment also alleges on or about March 29, 2014, in Fairfax County, defendants Castillo, Benitez, Cerritos, Cerna, Villanueva, Guevara, and Del Cid, together with others known and unknown to the grand jury, knowingly and intentionally murdered Gerson Adoni Martinez Aguilar.

The indictment also alleges on or about June 19, 2014, in the City of Alexandria, defendants Del Cid, Chavez, and Garcia, together with others known and unknown to the grand jury, knowingly and intentionally murdered Julio Urrutia. The indictment alleges that Chavez killed Urrutia by shooting him with a firearm.

According to the indictment, from on or about September 29, 2013, through on or about October 1, 2013, in Woodbridge, Virginia, defendants Cruz, Torres, and Villegas, together with others known and unknown to the grand jury, knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together and with each other and others to murder an unnamed person.


Michael Angel Gutierrez plotted to hire man’s child for sex; pled guilty to showing up in DC for date

According to the government’s evidence, on Aug. 28, 2014, Gutierrez contacted an undercover officer with the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, who had posted an ad on a social network site. Over the next few days, Gutierrez engaged in e-mail, phone, and text message conversations with the undercover officer, whom the defendant believed was the father of an under-aged girl. During this period of time, Gutierrez arranged with the undercover officer to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with the child.

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